(Closed) Do I need some tall centerpieces for tall ceiling venue?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t see why the ceiling height is going to matter what centerpieces you choose.  The ceilings going to look tall even if you do have the tall floral arrangment.  I’m not an expert on this, but I’d say go for whatever you like and since fiance likes the shorter ones too, then all the better!  🙂

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think sometimes florists just want to stretch their wings and do something different and grand ( and possibly more expensive).

Although your ceiling is definitely high, all the people will only be their normal height.

You can do normal height centerpeices.

If you want to visually drop the ceiling for the purpose of making the room feel cozier, you could always hang some lanterns , pomanders etc, or maybe even burlap in long strips for draping.

You could also do a banner:

I think the birch covered vases would be perfect with your other centerpieces. You can get the birch sleeves in many different lengths.

You can get the sleeves from several dealers on Etsy, and other sources, and burn the hearts yourself with a woodburning pen.

You might get lucky and find someone cutting birches locally and get the bark free.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

When I went to see florists, they all wanted to know if the low centerpieces that I wanted where ‘appropriate’ for the venue. I don’t think it matters that much, it is whatever you like, but if you have some tall celinings like that (beautiful btw) then tall centerpieces are the way to go. Just so the room looks balanced.

No one really notices. So if you want low centerpieces then go for it!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

IMO you would need pretty tall centerpieces to make much of a difference with how tall those ceilings are! From your pic, the tall centerpieces still look pretty short. I don’t think it will matter at all. Lovely venue, by the way!!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Having taller centrepiece is not going to make the celling appears lower. Becuase there’s noway it’s tall enough to make a difference.

This is your wedding, if you both loath them, why have them?

Why don’t you hang something from the balcony, some flags, some paper wheels, parasols….

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Sorry, double posts…:)

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m using tall centerpieces because my venue has very high ceilings. if you prefer the low ones though, go for it. you should be doing whatever you like best.

to address your fi’s concerns though, tall centerpieces don’t really get in the way. first of all, the actual arrangements starts above people’s heads while they’re sitting, so the only thing in view is the clear vase. second, people tend to talk to those sitting next to them, not the people across a round table (especially if you have big tables or it’s loud).

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If the balcony goes all the way around the room and you have access to it, you could easily string a banner or a line with lanterns or pomanders attached.

If you want to use lanterns or pomanders, figure out the length of fishing line you need to cross the room. Space out the lanterns or pomanders and tie them on separate shorter lines to the main line. Attach a heavier rope to one end of the line. Roll it up into a ball and toss it to someone across the room.  Make sure you hold or tie off your end so it doesn’t get pulled across the room.They tie their end of the fishing line to the balcony and you do the same.

Use the same technique to string a banner.

I have done this many times in high-ceilinged  rooms using balconies. No need for a lift.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I like nice open spaces, so I think you would be absolutely fine doing regular sized centerpieces. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

High is nice but there is no set rule with high ceilings and they are also more $$ usually. We have high ceilings are are doing a mix with uplighting. I would add some uplighting to that space, would look very dramatic and keep the flowers as you envision.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have actually read an article about high ceilings and centerpeices while ago ,and it said that they have to be tall because of how high the ceiling is. Obviously that is up to you and what you like. I dont think it matters much but walking into a room with very high ceiling especially like your venue, it would look empty.

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